Care New England Health System (CNE) was formed in February 1996 by founding members Butler Hospital, Kent Hospital, and Women & Infants Hospital. Based in Providence, RI, Care New England serves the southeastern New England community and supports 749 licensed beds with 7,277 employees and over 1,291 active medical staff. CNE’s strengths are based on complementary programs and distinctive competencies of system hospitals and agencies, including:
- Butler Hospital, with expertise in behavioral health and substance abuse;
- Kent Hospital, with a full range of primary and secondary acute care services;
- Women & Infants Hospital, with specialization in the health needs of women and newborns;
- The Providence Center, which is at the forefront of innovative approaches to behavioral health care;
- VNA of Care New England, with a full spectrum of home health, hospice, and private duty nursing services;
- Care New England Medical Group, with more than 500 physicians and advanced practitioners, Care New England Medical Group (CNEMG) offers primary care and specialty services in offices throughout Southern New England as well as at Women & Infants Hospital, Kent Hospital, Butler Hospital, The Providence Center, and VNA of Care New England.
Care New England is dedicated to the advancement of medical education and research. Butler Hospital serves as the principal teaching affiliate for psychiatry and human behavior for Brown Medical School, Women & Infants is Brown’s primary affiliate in obstetrics, gynecology and newborn pediatrics. Kent Hospital has been affiliated for 10 years with Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiology Program. Since that time CNE has increased BWH affiliations to include colorectal, plastics, thoracic, vascular surgery, orthopedic surgeons, pulmonologists, and interventional cardiologists.
Reporting to the Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, the System Vice President, Facilities Management & Real Estate will provide strategic leadership, coordination, and administrative oversight to the integrated facilities management and engineering, utilities, construction, planning, management, real estate, and the environmental health and safety functions of Care New England and its operating units. The Vice President is responsible for utilizing ongoing process improvement methods to ensure compliance with regulatory agency standards and financial objectives.
The Vice President will be a member of the CNE Senior Management team and participate in the organization’s decision-making structure and process with members of management, medical staff, and clinical areas. The Vice President will also collaborate with Hospital Presidents, COOs, and Vice President’s of Finance in the development of budgets, decision-making, and strategic planning. As a leader and relationship builder, this critical role will work to enhance relationships built on trust, effective communication, teamwork, and mutual respect.
Care New England seeks an innovative and collaborative leader with a strong customer service approach. They must communicate transparently and be open and available to facilities and hospital staff. Expert in the soft skill competencies of communication, feedback, delegation, and change management, the individual must be a self-starter who can relate to senior leadership, hospital staff, and patients. The System Vice President will possess in-depth knowledge of the current healthcare environment and be able to provide problem-solving and financial acumen based on this environment.
The Vice President has oversight of 3.4 million square feet, including 185 offsite locations, 7 direct reports, and 215 indirect reports.
A Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts degree in Hospital Administration, Business Administration, or related field required. Masters of Science or Masters in Business Administration preferred. A minimum of 5-10 years of progressive management experience in Healthcare Delivery systems required. Expertise in building alliances and effectively leading in a highly matrixed system is needed.
Expertise in hospital regulatory requirements and physical plant management required. The incumbent must be an excellent communicator with strong competencies and experience in executive management, including leading and motivating professional teams, strategic planning, and achieving budget objectives. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and effective interpersonal skills in dealing with internal and external groups, is required.
The ideal applicant will bring a demonstrated history of the effective management of diverse teams and the ability to think strategically to solve complex problems related to facilities management and real estate. They must have integrity as the foundation of a leadership style that builds credibility and achieves positive outcomes. The Vice President must lead by example and set high department standards while working collaboratively with staff and colleagues at all levels of the System, exhibiting leadership and soft skill expertise. The ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, changing environment is required. Highly evolved persuasion skills are required.
Well-developed planning, marketing, organizational development, and business skills are needed. The incumbent will have the ability to work with physicians, staff, and professionals in multiples settings and locations, while promoting teamwork and diversity in the workplace.
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